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Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
Sunday attending a different church, the associate pastor introduced himself and asked me a key question: “Are you surviving or thriving this morning?” With more honesty than expected
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
projects. One thing that greatly helped me was spending time in the Psalms. The raw honesty of the Psalms fed my soul during that time of failure. I could
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
If a man has not hit rock bottom and is unwilling to prostrate himself before God—allowing God to work his will—and walk in honesty and truth, then he will probably fail to recover.
When Ministry Is Unfair
A better question than “Why me?”
heal my knees. I no longer burst into tears when life hurts me, like I see my children do. And in growing up, I've lost some honesty. Now, my first response
How to Lead Up
Building trust is one key.
3. Be Truthful and Speak Truth. When your superiors trust you, they expect your honesty in all areas! One of the best things you can do to lead up is to be honest when you fall short.
The High Price of “Harmless” Integrity Deficits
How white lies and exaggeration are hurting your ministry.
There's a new perception wildcard called the Internet, and, more often than not, it demands honesty and transparency from people and organizations.
Eliminate Christian Jargon from Your Church
Let’s throw out the insider language.
Several years ago, I asked a friend, who had little interest in spiritual matters, if he would attend one of our services and answer this question with complete honesty: “What do we say in
Andy Crouch: The Honesty of Artists
The practice of any vocation at the highest level requires honesty.
Andy Crouch: The Honesty of Artists. The practice of any vocation at the highest level requires honesty. One of the characteristics of a true artist is deep and sincere honesty.
...But I'm Okay With MY Clichés
Be careful that you don’t find yourself leaving shallow expressions of truth for shallow expressions of falsehood.
Be careful that you don't find yourself leaving shallow expressions of truth for shallow expressions of falsehood.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
The Success Affair. Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well? Mike MacKenzie. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand:
Thank God for Quirky Churches
Boring churches won’t change the world. But the quirky ones might.
If your church causes churchy people to shake their heads in confusion at the way you do things, we celebrate you. Quirky Is About Honesty and Boldness. That requires honesty.
Who We Are
face. Honesty—We are committed to addressing reality with honesty and without apology. Redemption—We express ourselves without bitterness. When
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
However, her honesty ignited in me a desire to do everything possible to ensure that none of our current or future staff members will confront a similar crisis.
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry
My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry. My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again. Lamar Hardwick.
Getting to 'Aha'
Kyle Idleman discusses three phases of transformation.
There's an honesty moment where he comes to terms with his situation (he said to himself). And then there is action (he got up). His story had awakening, honesty, and action.
Kyle Idleman: God Never Wastes What We Go Through
Helping people experience grace and embracing confession in pastoral ministry.
Kyle Idleman: God Never Wastes What We Go Through. Helping people experience grace and embracing confession in pastoral ministry. Interview by
Can I Really Be Honest With My Church?
Openness is hard, but vital for community.
I grow anxious as the next appointment approaches. On the other hand, I have grown in honesty with my wife. This conversation made me think about the issue of pastoral honesty.
Finding Communal Joy in Lament
Let’s sing the Lord’s song in a strange and troubled land
situation. As the majority of psalms reveal, a true lament complains loud and long to God with honesty that leaves no room for polite self-consciousness.